Radar: Chuck Klosterman, Philippe Sky & Julius Drake, 7 Short Films by Koji Yamamura, All That Jazz
Toronto events on July 23rd, 2013
BOOKS & LIT | Chuck Klosterman in Toronto
Bestselling author, essayist and journalist, Chuck Klosterman, will hold a Toronto launch for his latest non-fiction work, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined), tonight at the Gladstone Hotel. In this new book, Klosterman examines the modern 'murkiness' of the concept of "villain." Things are no longer cut and dry with the good guys and the bad guys like they used to be in earlier times, and the author has come to characterize these figures as "the person who knows the most but cares the least". Klosterman has authored several books on American culture, and has written for Esquire, and is currently a columnist for The New York Times Magazine. Film critic, Richard Crouse, will interview the author at what should be an interesting TO literary and cultural event this evening.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 6:30PM $10
MUSIC | Philippe Sky & Julius Drake
As part of the ongoing Toronto Summer Music Festival, a concert tonight at Walter Hall featuring the baritone of Philippe Sly, accompanied on piano by Julius Drake. Sly, hailing from QuĂŠbec, won first prize in the Concours Musical International de MontrĂŠal in 2012, and is was also a grand prize winner in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Drake, a London-based musician, has come to specialize in chamber music, and has played internationally with some of the world's top artists. Tonight's program will feature works by Schubert, Wolf, Ravel, and Duparc.
Walter Hall (80 Queens Park Avenue) 7:30PM $20-69
FILM | Free Classic Anime Screening: 7 Short Films by Koji Yamamura
Toronto's Japan Foundation, and the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International present a screening tonight of seven short films by director Koji Yamamura that are part of an anime screening series complimented by lectures and talks on Japanese pop culture. Yamamura has had a lengthy career in the world of animation and has worked with many different formats and media, and his short film Mt. Head was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The films to be screened tonight are Perspektivenbox (1990), A House (1993), Imagination (1993), The Sandwiches (1993), Kid's Castle (1995), Your Choice! (1999), and the award-winning A Country Doctor (2007).
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 6:30PM
ART | La Carnita Dos
Tonight, the aftermath of the La Carnita Dos bash comes to Hashtag Gallery for your viewing pleasure. The term "aftermath" is appropriate because this exhibition is taking place following a massive party at the Evergreen Brickworks that involved the art on display as well as music and Mexican streetfood. There's no doubt that was a blast, and there will indeed be more fun to have out there this Summer, but seeing work on display in an environment like Hashtag Gallery will definitely allow you to tune in more closely to the work of Mike Giant, Tom Gilmour, Sam Flores, Jaqui Oakley, and many others. This show runs until August 6th.
Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 4pm to 10PM
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